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Moore welcomes Trump’s support, Air Force One phone call; Bannon rallies Moore supporters Tuesday



Vietnam combat veteran and two-time state chief justice Roy S. Moore welcomed the support of President Donald J. Trump Monday after the president endorsed the GOP nominee for the Alabama’s Dec. 12 special Senate election.

“I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of President Donald Trump,” said Moore, who is facing Democratic Senate candidate G. Douglas Jones.

“President Trump knows that the future of his conservative agenda in Congress hinges on this election,” he said. “I look forward to fighting alongside the president to strengthen our military, secure our border, protect our gun rights, defend the sanctity of life and confirm conservative judges to courts around this nation.”

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Moore confirmed that the president called him from Air Force One with words of encouragement.

“We had a good conversation over the phone today and are working together towards conservative victory on Dec. 12,” he said.

Trump called him a “fighter” and told him that he was eager to have Moore fighting for his agenda in Washington, the judge said. At the end of the call, the president said: “Go get ’em, Roy!”

Moore’s Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said he was confident that Moore would win the Senate seat.

“Alabama voters overwhelmingly rejected Hillary Clinton last November and will overwhelmingly reject her protege, Doug Jones, next week,” he said. “We are ready to support President Trump‘s conservative, America First agenda, Drain the Swamp, and Make America Great Again.”

The president’s phone call and endorsement came the day before his former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon is slated Tuesday to appear with Moore at a rally with supporters at Fairhope’s Oak Hollow Farm.

In the Big League-Gravis poll posted Tuesday, Moore trailed Jones with 42 percent to Jones’ 48 percent.

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